Onward and Upward .. I Pray

Here’s the plan:  short and sweet, lotsa-links, inspiration, and to the point! Lets see how well I do. Just don’t grade me on this paper ok!? After our summer of personal series of unfortunate events, I have promised the next post would be of enlightenment to the lessons I have take from those **** experiences

The first thing is, I have learned that I can do stuff. I can do DIYs! I don’t just pin them, share them, or tweet them anymore! I have actively taken part in my own role of DIY’er. So much so I started at the top, with an IKEA Hack!

“What’s an IKEA hack J9?!” You ask. 

“A Closet On a Bookcase?” first step was to turn closet on it’s side –that’s when they lost me!


Well, the way I see it is:  Think about IKEA first. In and of itself the thought just scares me. Then, remember the last item-to-build you purchased there. Recall the three ‘life-lines’ you were given upon starting the put-together-project, going into it alone, and sit in that fear for a moment….Then, when you’ve returned from rocking like a baby in the corner over there, and removed your thumb from your mouth, read on. The instructions, piece count, directions, countless trips back to the store for missing items, estimated time of six hours work in reality it’s six days (for me), and you’ve got The first word understood:  “IKEA” right

An IKEA Hack above is a mixture of that horror, picture it:  and Dr. Suess on some elicit street drug, shaking his courvoisier (cognac) on the rox in hand, while slapping my fried brain around with his fatal cocktail, scorching me with an evil laughter … it all causes my poor head to ache…However, I just fell into my ‘hack’ by accident. (I don’t self-created suffering anymore)


Here are some photos from the beginning of my DIY career. (Promise not to laugh too hard) From Instagram

My Wanna Be IKEA Hack

my wanna be Ikea Hack from Shoe Rack to Towel Rack ;D


 Excuse the unprofessional photography but, all I gots an iPhone 4S for now…laugh all you like, I am super proud of myself! 

IKEA Hack 2

IKEA shoe rack to my small space DIY towel rack


super proud! excuse the mess behind the photo. we were in renovations all summer and it’s a rental. 

IKEA Hack 3

last but not least, photo of perfectly fit potty side shot ;P


Next image is linked to my Pinterest account, only because I do not have time to further resaerch all the sources. You all know I send the credit to creator. 

dubbed Neon Lumberjack Wood on FLICKR

via FLICKR


This is the way were headed with the shoe rack turned towel rack hack for our bathroom. I am not sure exactly how or where, but I will be using this type of coloring pattern.

The good news continues from the **** summer, to the white walled blank canvas we now have to work with for our interior decor. TEEN and I are so used to moving our entire lives (unfortunately for whatever reasons..), that we barely sleep in the same bed every night. Around the one year & a half mark there’s an ‘itch’ I get inside, that causes me to look at moving. NO MORE. Since LO, thats against the rules”–like I always say to her, lol. 

The remaining images are designs by others I have sourced on Etsy and Pinterest, are the inspirational creators of the new DIY sensation I feel in my bones as of late. Colour seems to be the main focus. Follow each of the photo links to their (Pinterest) pins. 

 

Geometric Art oEtsy

Geometric Art on Etsy


Unfortunately,I couldn’t find my link to this one. However, its listed in my favorites on my Etsy Profile (link above & sidebar to follow me there)! I thought I would try this one as a DIY project actually, with some fantastic washi tape from Pretty Tape. A fav from Dallas, TX on line. The following photos are the same idea (DIY). Now that Im an expert, you’ll have to come back to check up on our progress :D

Coloured Tree Slices

Coloured Tree Slices on Etsy


We have some of these from our neighbourhood Discovery Walk last winter! 

More Tree Slices on Etsy

More Tree Slice Art via Etsy


More Tree Slice Art via Etsy fav’s of mine

Here’s another idea I have already played with…

 

DIY Washi Tape photo frames

DIY Washi Tape photo frames


However, I prefer ours to look not so perfect–like these:

 

DIY Washi tape photo frame ideas

DIY Washi tape photo frame ideas


Follow link to source for better image sizes.

This last one I prefer above all. I prefer to add little treasuries and pieces we’ve collected on our travels, to the frames. A paper flower TEEN created here (like yellow below), a photo LO painted or ripped and glued there–adding it to the personality of our DIY Washi Tape Photo Framed Wall art. 

DIY Washi Tape photo frames

DIY Washi Tape photo frames


 

I soo look forward to connecting again soon. Leave behind some inspirational DIY projects you’re involved in or excited about. I am always on a hunt for encouragement and simple step by step tutorials LOL!! OK, Much to be done around here. At least its not cleaning up *** anymore!

Blessings and Wonderous Weekends to you All,

JayNine xox 

IMAGE NOTE *** Each of those pins when clicked will forward you to a new window revealing to you it’s credible source. I give all designers their credit and have no intention of offending or infringing on copyright laws by sharing these photos in any way. I do not endorse nor oppose the use of the products connected to any source. I simply share for enjoyment purposes only.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










Best Liebster Award Nomination

Nominated for yet another sweet award, the Liebster Award (<–nomination post link)–Now!
I am nominating you for it too!  FYI–>I am nominating bloggers that I would truly appreciate hearing responses from. The questions part is a fun creative way, to share more than just our links, put some personal efforts into it, by coming up with the random questions ourselves. A little different from the norm. I like it.

READERS:
Keep in mind, each one of the links in the nominees I provide are to real people with much to offer. Please visit their blogs. Enjoy their responses. But first, My Award comes from the following one of a kind blogger!

To my VIP
***Many Many heart felt laughs thanks, and spanks, to the best of the real world within WordPress: the one and only SistaStertaline on WordPress here at Phoenix Flights for the nomination and humble questions request! (warning Sista S: I am coming to visit someday, I swear!)

THE RULES:
RULES of Engagement:
1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you, with link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 of your own questions to ask your nominees.
3. Nominate 11 blogs of your choice: new, old, just found, following, or you think deserve some notice; and let them know they’ve been nominated!
4. Show off the Award photo on your blog!
5. No tag backs–meaning you can’t just re-nominate the person who nominated you.

***This is a great way to keep connected, boast about your fav’s, let others find new blogs, and to keep connected! Remember to have fun with it!

liebster image

liebster award logo

The QUESTIONS  I have been asked, with My Answers:

1.   Do you think you are capable of killing another human being?
*I can say NO, but I have no real experience with such rage.

2.   City, Country or Coast?
*Reformed ‘city girl’ right here and loving it but, coast not country. Theres just something comforting about living near the water.

3.   If you found £50/$50 inside a store, would you hand it in?
*An absolute 100% YES! everytime

4.   Haagen Dazs or Ben & Jerrys?
*neither: raw cookie dough. I don’t like ice cream

5.   Have you ever spent money on calling into a reality TV show, which one and why?
*Not tv show, but I have called a #800 psychic before, cost me $330!

6.   When was the last time you lost your temper and why?
*Tuesday, over text messages with teen in NYC, becuz she’s refused to go out while there?! (long story)

7.   What have you done in your life that you are most proud of?
*Helped others find God, by sharing my worst and best of my addiction experiences …

8.   Have you ever had sex when you really didn’t want to?
Honestly, **TOO many times … ;(

9.   What is better, being ‘nice’ or being honest?
**Honesty–saves more lives than bullshit!

10.   Do you believe in God?
*and no one else above!

11.   What would be your epitaph?
**She did it all for her kids (tears)

After tearing up over the last question, lol here are the selected bloggers I want answers from!

THE NOMINEES:
1-  Mr. Don of  Don Of All Trades a superior talented blogger, fun, creative laughable heart warming posts, from the life of a real Father ;)

2-  Kaela Moore is a younger (non wrinkled) version of me. The more posts we share, the more laughs and relation we find lol ;) 

3-  Shaun, who’s Looking For Reasoning in a Complicated World.  A wonderful Father whom suffers with chronic pain syndrome much life, knowledge through his own experiences to offer; with a refreshing humor and fun.

4-  Christine at Project Light to Life blog.  Join her in the adventures from the life of a college student and her bucket list, of sorts. (specifically this–>> is A must read post for all!

5-  Pink Butterflies a newly followed mommy blogger!

6-  My girl White Lady in the Hood I got to hear her answers lol, a much to offer blogger!

7-  Mummy Flying Solo my new found friend in same parenting position-solo!

8-  If you cant handle the truth, stay the heck out this ladies kitchen! Bam!
Mommy over at I Have an Opinion I’d Like to Share pssst!…this is one opinion you’ll wanna hear…

9-   Normal is the New Boring family life, parenthood, and inspirations from Mom with her thriving preemie.

10- the DisSocial Mom only because I miss the living heck out of this woman but, hope shes enjoying her summer vacation! Must Subscribe for a real honest mom blog.

11-   Everyone needs a Granny–mines Cranky over at Grandma Says… Plus, Cranky’s new space where we can appreciate her journey in writing A Dream Come True.  Even though I know she’s not accepting awards because shes got too much cooler stuff goin’ on right now, but I’d still love to hear her answers …..

**Nominees, I have sent you these because I actually would love to hear your answers.  This is actually alot of fun, and simpler than I had first thought.  I would love for you to take part ;)  The fun part is actually in making up these questions for you!

YOUR QUESTIONS:
These are the 11 simple questions I’d love to hear your answers for my nominations. (NO, I didn’t steal any other bloggers questions! lol! )

1.  Have you thought of an invention you wish you had shared, that someone else now has patented/created?

2.  Have you had sex with a “best-friend” from the opposite sex and it ruined your friendship?

3.  Would you do me a favor?

4.  Do you Pray?

5.  Have you been to New York City in USA?

6.  Truth or Dare?

7.  Have you ever called (or met with) a psychic?

8.  What’s your secret to a Good Marriage?

9.  Which Celebrity do you dream of being intimate with? (LOL! I can’t believe I’m making this stuff up lol)!

10.  What was the best gift you were ever given? (from any holiday)

11.  Where are you in 5 years?

**remember to have fun and get creative guys! 

If you have a secret way that you post your blog awards, that doesnt take 4 days, a bottle of vodka (for visitors), and a hernia to write:  I’d REALLY appreciate hearing your ‘secrets to success’ in the Comments below…Seriously, my entire family’s getting tired of me yelling swears at the computers LOL…

JayNine xo

PS–I had already finished this post, published it, shared the nominations with bloggers; all from the comforts of my cell phone and iPad–HOWEVER, as my flourishing relationship with computers and “Murphy” (..that b(*****d!) for some reason, my comp’s didn’t sync, and this posts original form itself was lost.  Sorry if you return to accept your award and their are missing comments, shares or posts. This is just another glimpse into my messed up blog world LOL!

Inspiring Blog Award

Good Monday Morning All!

Lets start off with the truth:  this is not an April Fools Day joke lol. Although it sounds crazy that I would be nominated for Inspiring Blog–I have been! (yay me) Along with a great bunch of others here on line. This is my first time being nominated as well, posting a nomination roll so bare with me!

Rules for Nominees Are:

1. Display the award image on your blog page.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
5. Notify your bloggers of their nomination and link to their posts.

I have been nominated by Sandra Hersey.
This first link up there, is not to her blog but to her about me page. Which is the part that inspired me most. Sandra has a large family and we are a smaller size lol! I am a Single-Mother of 2, and the ‘trying’days can arise partnered with self-pity, at times (I’m honest, period). Sandra’s posts have helped inspire me to keep going, on the days I have felt it’d be easier to give up. Thank You Sandra at The Adored Home for the nomination! I’m honored and flattered. Be sure to stop by the adored home blog and feel the inspiration she’s shared with us today.

7 Facts About Me:

1.  I am a Happy Single Mother and have been for 14 years.
2.  I am a recovered addict of the most hopeless extent that was doomed
3.  I have struggled with Depression and Anxiety since age 17, yet I have HOPE.
4.  I do not actually ‘like’ chocolate! I know I sound crazy–but, it’s true. No desire for the stuff…
5. I do not like receiving ‘flowers’ from anyone.
6. I am overly obsessed with lip gloss. I once received a bouquet of flowers with 16 lip glosses, true love
7. I have taken a personal vow of celibacy just over a year ago.” ‘TMI‘!” ? oh well, ” ‘TFB‘ “

My Nominations (in no particular order):

1. AngelicScalliwags homeschooling, humble, mom.
2. Natalia Maks travelling worldwide vicariously through her photography
3. Heather Telford at “Bits & Pieces”
4. Faking the Perfect Picture realness
5. “Normal Is The New Boring”similarities in raising children struggles.
6. http://mamaunabridged.com/iPhone photography, similar livingrooms, more.
7. Gareeth
For his absolute intellectual expression of HIS truths. Inspires me to be a better writer.
8. Layla Nadda
A Mother sharing a deeper learning in Jesus Christ and her experiences with Him.
9. Jasyah–Life Lessons welcome her 2 blogging!
10. The Elemental Lifecharity, design
11. Natalia Repolovsky at Shoe Box Dwelling.com her finds for small space dwellings.
12. And Then She Made

13. the Thrifty Rebel
A(nother) Great Canadian Blogger! Realness, DIYs, honest shares!
14. HipHomeSchoolMoms homeschooling great
15. Shimmy-Shark in by Camera for WOW pix!

Remember, If you do not want to participate in the Nomination, know that your name and blog have been shared here; and that YOU INSPIRE ME! Think of how many more you can inspire now! Each and every one of you means something different to each one of your readers!

Sometimes when we do things reluctantly (it happens somedays), it helps to remember:
“SomeOne is Always Looking Up to You!”
–thank you!

a nomination for most "Inspiring Blog Award"
a nomination for most “Inspiring Blog Award”

Sincerely,
JayNine;)